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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: January 3, 2017 02:56 PM
From: Senator Thomas H. Killion
To: All Senate members
Subject: CPR Instruction for High School Students
I plan to introduce legislation focused on the importance of reducing death from the more than 350,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside of a hospital each year, and helping to prepare individuals to save lives through cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Specifically, my legislation would add a hands-only, 30-minute CPR instruction to the state education curriculum for high school students.

This initiative is a priority the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.

To date, 34 other states have adopted this policy, most recently Ohio and New York.

Introduced as SB521